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2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was introduced in 1995 and has been constantly updated throughout the years. The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.

The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle boasts a potent 636cc engine, advanced electronics and a lightweight chassis. The “636” has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a time or distance interval — whichever comes earlier.

The maintenance for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is broken into three sections: Engine Related Items, Chassis Related Items, and Change/Replacement Items.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

1. Periodic inspection (Engine Related Items)

Operation (Engine Items)
Every1000 km (600 mi)6000 km (3750 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (11250 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18750 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)
Valve clearance – inspect (e)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
year
Engine vacuum
synchronization – inspect (e)
Idle speed – inspect (e)
KFuel leak (fuel hose and
pipe) – inspect
year
KFuel hoses damage –
inspect
year
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
inspect
year
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Evaporative emission
control system – function
(California) (e)
Air suction system damage
– inspect (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) – inspect
Drive chain lubrication
condition – inspect #
every 600 km (400 mile)
Drive chain slack – inspect #every 1000 km (600 mile)
Drive chain wear – inspect #
KDrive chain guide wear –
inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
inspect
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
inspect
year
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses damage –
inspect
year
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose installation
condition – inspect
year
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
inspect
year
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
Suspensions:
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
year
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
lubricate
2 years
Steering damper oil leak – inspect
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
year
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
year
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
year
Chassis:
Chassis parts – lubricateyear
Bolts and nuts tightness –
inspect
3. Periodic Replacement

Change/Replacement Items
Every1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # – replace (e)every 18000 km (11250 mile)
KEngine oil # – changeyear
KOil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace5 years
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – replace3 years
KBrake hoses – replace4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper
4 years
Spark plug (e)

Notes:

K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
#: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,
high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
(e): Emission related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) BRIDGESTONE “BATTLAX BT016F L”
  • Rear: 180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W) BRIDGESTONE “BATTLAX BT016R L”

The manual for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 250 kPa/36psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/42psi

General information about the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Power. Speed. Handling. Dominance. Sometimes, bikes just come with all the elements that make for a perfect sports bike. In a nutshell, that’s what you get with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. It’s got the kind of potent strength that will satisfy even the most discriminating enthusiasts. For the 2012 model of the ZX-6R, you can expect the same tradition of middleweight performance that harkens back to the day of the ZX600-A1.

The ZX-6R is powered by Kawasaki’s famous 599cc 16-valve, DOHC inline-four engine that provides top-shelf middleweight power, a trademark value of the Japanese bike builder. Squeezing big power from small displacement has always been a hallmark for the manufacturer and that tradition continues with the Ninja ZX-6R. The midrange power the bike has provides arm-stretching drive out of corners with the sort of precise throttle control.

In terms of handling, the Ninja ZX-6R comes with its class-exclusive Big Piston front fork, a fully adjustable shock, ideal engine placement, optimum frame rigidity, and the very latest in mass centralization. Looking at the svelte profile of the bike, it’s easy to point out that the ZX-6R was designed with superior handling in mind. The bike’s twin spar aluminum frame is both lightweight and rigid, and places the engine in the optimum position for superb handling and rider feedback.

Manual for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, which is available here.

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